Cheno gets another Emmy nom! (Go, homegirl, go!)


Oh, I am a proud book nanny. Kristin Chenoweth scored a second well-deserved Emmy nomination yesterday for her singing, dancing, adorable role as Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies.

No one was surprised to see this hyper-creative show get canceled earlier this year. It was frankly too good to last -- all about rich writing, quirky characters, an elaborately choreographed premise, and more living color than we've ever seen on TV. I got to hang out on the set a bit while I was working on Kristin's book, and everyone in the cast and crew was so proud of this really good art they were making. Happily, the work will live on on DVD -- it's one of those shows destined to have a cult following -- and we'll catch a last loving glance of Olive on Emmy night.

Meanwhile, Kristin's going to be on an upcoming ep of Jerusha's new favorite show, Glee, doing her symphony gigs here and there, and back on Broadway with Tyne Daly, Katie Finneran, Rosie O'Donnell, Mary Louise Wilson, and Rita Wilson in Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Nora and Delia Ephron's adaptation of Ilene Beckerman's 1995 book, about clothes and the memories they trigger.

Comments

marjorie said…
yay!! i too love Glee and i loved (the book) Love Loss and What I Wore. but i will be forever bitter not to know what happens to the characters in Pushing Daisy -- i wonder if the writers ever had an endgame in mind.

back to Glee for a sec: i had never heard of "show choir" -- that's what Glee's about, not glee club, despite the title -- until i started this cowriting job with crystal renn, a fashion model from the south. she could BELIEVE i had never heard of it. then i got sucked into watching real-life show choir videos on youtube (you can see crystal's high school if you type in "clinton high school" "show choir" and "freebird" in youtube's search box) and omg, that's an hour of my life i'll never get back and I DON"T CARE. the "rehab" performance in Glee has nothing on the real thing.
elengreywriter said…
I love this pic of KC holding the book I just happen to be reading at the moment. :-D
Jen Singer said…
Hey Joni. I read Cheno's memoir and loved it. You done good!